What's On?

Palace Electric Cinema
American Essentials Film Festival
New films from the USA - thriller, melodrama, adventure, comedy, coming of age, body horror, political documentary, symphonic documentary, classics, music, cult, art, and biography.
When Tuesday 16 May to Sunday 28 May
Level 8, NewActon Nishi  2 Phillip Law Street, Canberra.
Yoga with Odona
Yoga in the Shed. Classes are free for Hotel Hotel guests. Just ask for a code at reception and book online.
When Monday 6.15PM to 7.30PM. Tuesday 12PM to 1PM, Wednesday 6.45AM to 7.45AM. Thursday 6.15PM to 7.30PM. Saturday 8AM to 9.15AM.
Cost $18 / free for Hotel Hotel guests (just ask reception for a booking code).
Creative Room 105, Hotel Hotel
The Ritual of Reading in Bed - Rosanna Stevens
The ‘Ritual of Reading in Bed’ is a series of short and sweet Sunday night readings by writers and performers held inside Creative Room 105. The author for this event is Rosanna Stevens.
When Sunday 28 May, 6PM - 6:30PM
Cost Free but booking is essential
Palace Electric Cinema
Human Rights Arts and Film Festival
Stories of social justice and human rights through film, art, music and forums.
When Monday 29 May to Wednesday 31 May
Nishi Gallery
Brutti ma Buoni
‘Brutti ma Buoni’ is a short film of Brutalist buildings in Canberra screened to a live score. Post performance vinyl set with Tilman Robinson and a brutalist inspired cash bar by Monster.
When Friday 2 June from 6:30PM
Cost Free, RSVP essential
A.Baker and surrounding gardens, NewActon
Suitcase Rummage
A replacement event for the Mother's Day Suitcase Rummage (which got rained out). Stalls at A.Baker Courtyard, John Avery Gardens. Live music in the courtyard, food and drinks.
When Sunday 4 June from 11AM to 3PM
Kendall Lane New Acton
Bicycle Market
Goodspeed bikes are all geared up for their monthly market. Second hand, spare, rare, collectable and vintage parts for sale.
When First Sunday of the Month
Nishi Gallery
Porosity Kabari
An exhibition by object designer Trent Jansen, artist/architect Richard Goodwin and design thinker Ishan Khosla of objects made from materials and craft sourced solely from Mumbai's junk markets.
When Opens on Friday 9 June at 6PM and runs until Sunday 9 July
Cost Free
Nishi Gallery
Making do: ‘Jugaad’ with Trent Jansen
Design anthropologist, Trent Jansen will teach the ad hoc making and repair process of ‘Jugaad’ – the Indian notion of doing just enough with what you have on hand and figuring it out as you go.
When Saturday 10 June from 10AM to 1PM
Cost $55
Mosaic room at Hotel Hotel
Making as Meditation: Patterns from plants 1
Meditative workshop with Sally Blake - making repetitive patterns using locally collected pressed plant matter to an original soundtrack by Dylan Martorell of sounds from the Botanical Gardens.
When Saturday 17 June from 10AM to 11.30AM
Cost $45
Mosaic room at Hotel Hotel
Making as Meditation: Patterns from plants 2
Meditative workshop with Sally Blake - making repetitive patterns using locally collected pressed plant matter to an original soundtrack by Dylan Martorell of sounds from the Botanical Gardens.
When Sunday 25 June from 3PM to 4.30PM
Cost $45
Palace Electric Cinema
Scandinavian Film Festival
Some of the best films coming out of Scandinavia - from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland.
When Tuesday 18 July to Wednesday 2 August
Mosaic room, Hotel Hotel
‘Making Do: Utility Wear with Annie Wu’
Annie Wu will teach you how to make a contemporary utilitarian uniform (that can be worn every day) - functional garments that reduce waste.
When Saturday 12 August, 10AM – 11.30AM and 2PM – 3.30PM
Cost $45
Palace Electric Cinema
Italian Film Festival
Crime dramas, comedies, biopics, leading Italian actresses and of course love stories. The Italian Film Festival is on.
When Tuesday 19 September to Wednesday October 11